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Washington, D.C., Region

1984 Georgetown

John Thompson, Patrick Ewing
Coach John Thompson hugs center Patrick Ewing after the Hoyas win the NCAA championship. (AP File Photo)

Congratulations to the 1984 Georgetown Hoyas for winning the Tip-Off Challenge.

The Hoyas went to three consecutive NCAA tournament finals and won their only championship in 1984. In one of the best center matchups of all time, Georgetown's Patrick Ewing faced off with Houston's Hakeem Olajuwon. Both big men would become two of the NBA's greatest 50 players as professionals. Ewing had more support though and his Hoyas won 84-75. This team was able to overcome an enormous amount of adversity as several players dealt with family illness and they also had to face questions about their ability in the clutch after the prior season's dramatic loss to North Carolina in the final. David Wingate and Reggie Williams's perimeter play helping Ewing made the Hoyas one of the best teams ever.

Point Guard

Michael Jackson, 10. 2 ppg, 82 percent FTs
Provided solid point guard play and shot well from the foul line. Helped feed the ball into Patrick Ewing and ran the break with Reggie Williams and David Wingate.

Guard

Fred Brown, 3.2 ppg, 49 percent FGs
After his infamous turnover in the 1982 final against North Carolina, Fred Brown finally got redemption in this season with the Hoyas winning the title.

Guard

David Wingate, 11.2 ppg, 2.7 assists/game
David Wingate gave the Hoyas the perimeter presence they needed to go along with Ewing's strong post play.

Forward

Reggie Williams, 11.9 ppg, 5.7 rebounds/game
Reggie Williams played an aggressive slashing role and was the team's third-leading rebounder.

Center

Patrick Ewing, 14.6 ppg, 10 rebounds/game
The linchpin of the team, Ewing manned the middle and dominated the pivot with his intimidating power game.

Rest of the Roster

Guard: Bill Martin
Guard: Kevin Floyd
Guard: Horace Broadnax
Guard: Tyrone Lockhart
Guard: Ron Blaylock
Guard: Clifton Dairsow
Forward: Michael Graham
Forward: Victor Morris
Center: Ralph Dalton


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